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Durham Murder Rate Climbs Again

Posted November 25, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— The murder rate is now up to 42 in Durham, the highest yet in the City of Medicine.

The body of 19-year-old Cedric Alston was found in the back yard of a duplex Saturday night. Police say he was shot several times, but would not comment on a possible motive. Alston was awaiting trial on charges stemming from a crime in June at a Durham home. Five armed men barged into the house sexually assaulting and beating six residents.